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United States Patent and Trademark Office 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
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APPLICATION NO. 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CONFIRMATION NO. 


10/715,223 


11/17/2003 


7590 


06/06/2006 


Dennis H. Lambert & Associates 
7000 View Park Drive 
Burke, VA 22015 


Kellie Ross 


57038 


4443 


EXAMINER 


ART UNIT 


WUJCIAK, ALFRED J 

n 


PAPER NUMBER 


3632 

DATE MAILED: 06/06/2006 


Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. 


PTO-90C (Rev. 10/03) 


Notice of Non-Compliant 
Amendment (37 CFR 1.121) 

Application No. 

10/715,223 

Applicant(s) 
ROSS ET AL. 

Examiner 

Alfred Joseph Wujciak III 

Art Unit 

3632 



-- The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address - 


The amendment document filed on 30 March 2006 is considered non-compliant because it has failed to meet the 
requirements of 37 CFR 1 .121 or 1 .4. In order for the amendment document to be compliant, correction of the following 
item(s) is required. 

THE FOLLOWING MARKED (X) ITEM(S) CAUSE THE AMENDMENT DOCUMENT TO BE NON-COMPLIANT: 

□ 1 . Amendments to the specification: 

□ A. Amended paragraph(s) do not include markings. 

□ B. New paragraph(s) should not be underlined. 

□ C. Other . 

□ 2. Abstract: 

□ A. Not presented on a separate sheet. 37 CFR 1 .72. 

□ B. Other . 

□ 3. Amendments to the drawings: 

□ A. The drawings are not properly identified in the top margin as "Replacement Sheet," "New Sheet," or 
_ "Annotated Sheet" as required by 37 CFR 1 .121 (d). 

□ B. The practice of submitting proposed drawing correction has been eliminated. Replacement drawings 

showing amended figures, without markings, in compliance with 37 CFR 1 .84 are required. 

□ C. Other . 

S 4. Amendments to the claims: 

□ A. A complete listing of all of the claims is not present. 

□ B. The listing of claims does not include the text of all pending claims (including withdrawn claims) 

K C. Each claim has not been provided with the proper status identifier, and as such, the individual status 
of each claim cannot be identified. Note: the status of every claim must be indicated after its claim 
number by using one of the following status identifiers: (Original), (Currently amended), (Canceled), 

_ (Previously presented), (New), (Not entered), (Withdrawn) and (Withdrawn-currently amended). 

□ D. The claims of this amendment paper have not been presented in ascending numerical order. 
[3 E. Other: See Continuation Sheet 

□ 5. Other (e.g., the amendment is unsigned or not signed in accordance with 37 CFR 1 .4): 


For further explanation of the amendment format required by 37 CFR 1.121, see MPEP § 714. 
TIME PERIODS FOR FILING A REPLY TO THIS NOTICE: 

1 . Applicant is given no new time period if the non-compliant amendment is an after-final amendment or an amendment 
filed after allowance. If applicant wishes to resubmit the non-compliant after-final amendment with corrections, the 
entire corrected amendment must be resubmitted. 

2. Applicant is given one month, or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer, from the mail date of this notice to supply the 
correction, if the non-compliant amendment is one of the following: a preliminary amendment, a non-final amendment 
(including a submission for a request for continued examination (RCE) under 37 CFR 1 .114), a supplemental 
amendment filed within a suspension period under 37 CFR 1.103(a) or (c), and an amendment filed in response to a 
Quayle action. If any of above boxes 1 . to 4. are checked, the correction required is only the corrected section of the 
non-compliant amendment in compliance with 37 CFR 1.121. 

Extensions of time are available under 37 CFR 1 .136(a) only if the non-compliant amendment is a non-final 
amendment or an amendment filed in response to a Quayle action. 

Failure to timely respond to this notice will result in: 

Abandonment of the application if the non-compliant amendment is a non-final amendment or an amendment 
filed in response to a Quayle action; or 

Non-entry of the amendment if the non-compliant amendment is a preliminary amendment or supplemental 
amendment. 


Legal Instruments Examiner (LIE), if applicable Telephone No. 


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office " i , § Part of Paper No. 1 


dontinuation Sheet (PTOL-324) Application No. 1 0/71 5,223 


Continuation of 4(e) Other: Claims 2-4, 12, line 1 , "(Previously amended)" should be changed to —(Previously presented)—. Claim 16, 
line 1 , "(previously submitted)" should be changed to —(previously presented)—.